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1. Evidence came up ____specific sounds are recognized by babies as young as six months old.

A. what

B. that

C. which

D. whose

2. I understand ____preparation that staff must put in under pressure to meet the deadline.

A. more than the enormous amount of

B. better than most the enormous number of

C. better than most the enormous amount of

D. fewer than the number of

3. I’m sure your suggestion will ____ the problem.

A. contribute to solving

B. be contributed to solve

C. contribute to solve

D. be contributed to solving

4. In 1840, both Lucretian Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton resented ______ proper seating at the World’s Anti slavery convention in London because of their sex.

A. refusing

B. to be refused

C. being refused

D. having refused

5. America will never again have as a nation the spirit of adventure as it ____before the West was settled.

A. could

B. did

C. would

D. was

6. You should have put the milk into the icebox, I expect it ____undrinkable.

A. became

B. had become

C. has become

D. becomes

7. It’s no good ____ him. He is always indifferent towards others’ matters.

A. to turn to

B. turning to

C. turn to

D. turned to

8. Some companies have introduced flexible working time with less emphasis on pressure ____ .

A. than more on efficiency

B. and more on efficiency

C. and more efficiency

D. than efficiency

9. She always put her medication on the top of the shelf lest the children ____it by mistake.

A. took

B. should take

C. had taken

D. would take

10. The earnings of women are well below that of men

____educational differences that are diminishing between the two sexes.

A. although

B. though

C. despite of

D. in spite of

11. Many automobile accidents were ____careless driving.

A. attributed to

B. resulted in

C. contributed to

D. raised from

12. The actress wanted a hat to ____ her dress.

A. go by

B. go through

C. go out

D. go with

13. It takes a lot of____to put on a school play such as King Lear.

A. organization

B. arrangement

C. management

D. preparation

14. The police carried out a(n)____search for the mising boy.

A. complete

B. entire

C. thorough

D. whole

15. The ____crown jewels are kept in the Tower of London.

A. valued

B. valueless

C. invaluable

D. usable

16. Tom has been a vegetarian ____ principle for years.

A. in

B. on

C. for

D. by

17. When I got out of the car and walked about among them, ____one old man who shook his head disapprovingly, they all began to cheer.

A. see that

B. except that

C. provided that

D. except for

18. ____the water left in the kettle, the doctor put several things he unwrapped from a handkerchief.

A. At

B. To

C. Within

D. Into

19. I am ____ grateful for the many kindnesses you have shown my son.

A. excessively

B. much

C. certainly

D. exceedingly

20. The ____ of AIDS has led to an expansion in research seeking

a cure.

A. innovation

B. selection

C. proliferation

D. conviction

21. I am sorry I have no time at present to ____more detail or give you an account of other cities of interest.

A. bring into

B. take into

C. come into

D. go into

22. When the idea of winning in sports is carried to excess, ____competition can turn into disorder and violence.

A. honestly

B. honest

C. honorable

D. honorary

23. Unless all the members agree to ____to the plan there may be further development in the course of action.

A. tumble

B. stick

C. come

D. adjust

24. You must pay import ____on certain goods brought into this country.

A. money

B. fees

C. bills

D. duties

25. We expect Mr. White will ____ Class One when Miss Jane retires.

A. take over

B. take up

C. take off

D. take to


1. B)


【难点】 evidence后面的同位语从句被全句的谓语动词came up隔开,同位语从句须由that引导,所以B)项正确。

2. C)


【难点】 understand better than...意为“对…非常理解”。preparation是不可数名词,须用amount修饰,故选C)。

3. A)


【难点】 contribute to意为“有助于,促成”,to是介词,所以后面应接名词或动名词,故选A)。

4. C)

【句意】 1840年,露克里蒂安?莫特和伊丽莎白?凯蒂?斯坦顿因为他们的性别而没有得到伦敦世界废奴大会的席位,他们对此表示愤慨。【难点】 resent后接名词或动名词作宾语,根据句意的要求,应使用动名词的被动语态形式,故选C)。

5. B)



6. C)



对现在造成影响,再加上by now是现在完成时的典型时间状语,故选C)

7. B)


【难点】 It is no good doing sth是一个常见的句型,意为“做…没用”,no good后面应接动名词形式。

8. B)

【句意】有些公司采用弹性工作时间制,更注重效率,而不是压力。【难点】 pressure和efficiency处于并列的位置,所以正确答案是

B)。and more on efficiency,即more(emphasis) on efficiency。

9. B)


【难点】 lest意为“以免”,后接虚拟语气should+动词原形。10. D)


【难点】四个选项中只有in spite of后可接名词,despite不能和of连用,although和though是连词,后接从句。

11. A)


【难点】 attribute to意为“把…归因于;contribute to意为“有助于,促成”;result in意为“导致,结果造成”;raise from不是固定搭配。

12. D)


【难点】 go with意为“与…相配”;go by意为“根据…作出判断”;gothrough意为“通过;经历”;go out意为“过时”。

13. A)


【难点】 organization意为“组织(行为)”;arrangement意为“安排”;management意为“经营,管理”;preparation意为“准备(状态);准备工作”。

14. C)


【难点】 thorough意为“彻底的”;complete意为“完全的,全部的”;entire意为“整个的,全部的”;whole意为“全体的,全部的”。

15. C)


【难点】 invaluable意为“非常宝贵的,无价的”;valued意为“受

重视的;宝贵的”;valueless意为“没有价值的,毫无用处的”;usable 意为“可用的,能用的”。

16. B)


【难点】 on principle意为“根据行为准则;按照原则”;in principle意为“原则上;基本上;大体上”。for和by不与principle 搭配。

17. D)


【难点】 except for意为“除…以外”,后接名词;see that意为“留意…;负责…;务必…”;except that意为“除去…之外”后接句子;provided that意为“倘若,在…条件下”。

18. D)



19. D)


【难点】 exceedingly意为“非常,极其”;excessively意为“过

多地,过分地”;much常以too much,so much,very much的形式出现;certainly意为“无疑地;一定”。

20. C)


【难点】 proliferation意为“激增;扩散”;innovation意为“革新,创新”;selection意为“选择;选拔”conviction意为“定罪,判罪”。

21. D)


【难点】 go into意为“叙述;讨论”;bring后面很少加into; take into和come into与本题意不符。

22. C)


【难点】 honorable意为“荣誉的,光荣的”;honestly是副词,意为“诚实地”,不能修饰名词,honest虽能修饰名词,但其意义不合题意;honorary意为“(学位、称号等)作为一种荣誉而授予的,名誉的”。

23. B)



【难点】 stick to意为“坚持;坚守”;tumble to意为“突然察觉”;come to意为“降临,发生”;adjust to意为“调整;适应”。

24. D)


【难点】 duties意为“税,关税”;bill意为“帐单”;fee意为“费”。

25. A)


【难点】 take over意为“接收,接管”;take up意为“开始采用;采取,承担”;take off意为“脱去;拿掉”;take to意为“开始从事;开始沉湎于”。

1. The bank is reported in the local newspaper ____in broad daylight yesterday.

A. to be robbed

B. robbed

C. to have been robbed

D. having been robbed

2. ____before, his first performance for the amateur dramatic group was a success.

A. Though having never acted

B. As he had never acted

C. Despite he had never acted

D. In spite of his never having acted

3. By the middle of the 21st century, the vast majority of the world'spopulation ____ in cities rather than in the country.

A. are living

B. will be living

C. have lived

D. will have lived

4. Mr. Milton prefers to resign ____part in such dishonest business deals.

A. than take

B. than to take

C. rather than take

D. rather than to take

5. No one would have time to read or listen to an account of everything ____going on in the world.

A. it is

B. as is

C. there is

D. what is

6. There is a real possibility that these animals could be frightened, ______a sudden loud noise.

A. being there

B. should there be

C. there was

D. there have been

7. Bit by bit , a child makes the necessary changes to make his language____.

A. as other people

B. as other people’s

C. like other people

D. like other people’s

8. Clothing made of plastic fibres has certain advantages

over____made of natural fibres like cotton, wool, or silk.

A. one

B. the one

C. that

D. what

9. The treasury issued an order stating that ____ land purchased from the government had to be paid for in gold and silver.

A. henceforth

B. moreover

C. whereby

D. however

10. The students expected there ____more reviewing classes before the final exams.

A. is

B. being

C. have been

D. to be

11. It was during summer breaks that we first taste the satisfaction work that ____into hard currency.

A. translates

B. transfers

C. transplants

D. transmits

12. In some cases, your instructor may tell you the topics___or may give you a choice of topics to write about.

A. in advance

B. ahead of

C. above all

D. right away

13. It was the driver’s ____that caused him to step on the gas

instead of the brake after his car went over the curb.

A. fraud

B. alarm

C. terror

D. panic

14. Danny left this ____ message on my answering machine:“I must see you. Meet me at twelve o’clock.” Did he mean noon or midnight?

A. ambiguous

B. responsible

C. implicit

D. thoughtful

15. We looked for a table to sit down, but they were all ____.

A. reserved for

B. engaged in

C. used up

D. taken up

16.She will have to find somewhere else to work, for she can’t ____this loud noise any longer.

A. come up with

B. catch up with

C. keep up with

D. put up with

17.Tom ____his new job with confidence.

A. set out

B. set off

C. set up

D. set about

18. The truck driver was fined for exceeding the speed ____ .

A. range

B. limit

C. rule

D. regulation

19. The crippled Jack proudly walked with a ____ to the platform to join the children.

A. jump

B. limp

C. hop

D. jog

20. He cannot____a car, for he does not earn much money.

A. obtain

B. afford

C. donate

D. consume

21. The message is clear: Just as tea and banana cant’t go together, ______ should the son of a low class family expect to marry the daughter of a nobleman.

A. either

B. not

C. neither

D. nor

22. Though ____rich, she was better off than at any other period in her life.

A. by means of

B. within her means

C. by all means

D. by no means

23. It is a(n) ____attitude to take towards life.

A. absurd

B. silly

C. stupid

D. authentic

24. Every year, one student in our high school wins a scholarship that ____ one year of college.

A. improves

B. subsidizes

C. obliges

D. inflicts

25. He wrote the book in ____with his wife.

A. proportion

B. installment

C. correspondence

D. collaboration


1. C)


2. D)


【难点】 in spite of意为“尽管,虽然”,后接名词或名词性短语,引导出来状语。选项A)没有主语或逻辑主语,选项B)是原因状语从句,选项C)的despite不能引导状语从句,因为它是介词。

3. B)


【难点】因为时间状语by the middle of the 21st century指的是将来,所以选将来进行时。

4. C)


【难点】 prefer意为“宁愿”,其后接名词或动词不定式;prefer to

dosth. rather than do sth.意为“宁愿…而不愿…”,rather than 后接不带to的不定式。

5. C)


【难点】在以there be为谓语动词的定语从句中,如关系代词作主语,则关系代词便可省略。

6. B)


【难点】该句是一个省略if的倒装的虚拟条件句,可还原为“if there should be...”。

7. D)


【难点】 as和like都可以表示“像…一样”,但as是连词,后跟从句,like是介词,后跟名词或名词性短语。

8. C)


【难点】 clothing是衣服、被褥的总称,不能用one或the one来指代。what相当于“先行词+that”,后边要接从句。所以只能用that 指代clothing。

9. A)


【难点】 henceforth意为“从今以后”,符合题意要求。

10. D)



11. A)

【句意】暑假期间,我们第一次尝到了把劳动变成货币的滋味。【难点】 translate意为“变换,把…转化成”;transfer意为“移交,迁移”;transplant意为“移植(器官)”;transmit意为“传染(疾病),传达(知识)”。

12. A)


【难点】 in advance意为“事先,预先”;ahead of意为“ 在…

之前”;above all意为“尤其,最重要的是”;right away意为“立刻;马上”。

13. D)

【句意】车上了马路边后,司机由于惊慌,没踩刹车,却踩了油门。【难点】 panic意为“惊慌,慌乱”;fraud意为“欺骗,骗局”;alarm意为“警报”;terror意为“恐怖”。

14. A)


【难点】 ambiguous意为“模棱两可的;含糊的”;responsible意为“负责的”;implicit意为“暗含的”;thoughtful意为“沉思的,思考的”。

15. D)


【难点】 take up意为“占去(时间、地方、注意力等)”;reserve for 意为“为…留出,保留”;engage in意为“从事;参加”;use up意为“用完,用光;耗尽”。

16. D)